Abortion by Pill (RU486)

Abortion by Pill (RU486) 

Commonly known as a medical abortion is the abortion by pill (RU486) procedure.

At Greenville Women's Clinic we offer the Abortion by Pill (RU486) in early pregnancies up to 10 weeks LMP (last menstrual period).

The medical abortion involves giving you, the patient (2) medications to induce a miscarriage. A combination of the two medications Mifeprex and Misoprostol causes a miscarriage.

A small percentage of patients (about 1 in 100) will still need to have a vacuum aspiration and curettage (D&C) due to retained tissue at NO additional cost to you. This will be determined at your follow-up appointment 3 weeks later.

What to expect

If you choose to have a medical abortion using RU486, the medication will be given at the clinic after an ultrasound, counseling and lab studies. An ultrasound will determine the length of the pregnancy.

Two days later, you will take another medication at home, which induces cramps and bleeding usually heavier than a menstrual period.

We will need to return to our clinic 3 weeks later. Medical abortions are 95-98% effective. Should it fail, we will repeat the pill or do a vacuum aspiration at no additional charge if done at our facility.

Counseling 

Counseling is included in the procedure fee and will help a woman explore her feelings regarding her pregnancy and the alternatives available to her. Counselors discuss birth control, post-operative care, and the abortion procedure.

Special Instructions

  • Patients under 17 years of age will need 1 parents consent. Parent will need to bring their ID along with the patient's ID or birth certificate
  • All patients must bring a picture ID
  • On the morning of your appointment, take a thorough shower, wear a dress or a skirt, or loose fitting pants
  • You must have someone accompany you to the Clinic to drive you home after in-clinic abortion
  • Please do not bring children to the clinic
  • Do not drink or chew anything after midnight before an in-clinic abortion
  • You may eat or drink before the medical abortion (RU486)

Our Fees

Please call our office for current fees. All fees must be paid in full at the time of the appointment. Fees are all inclusive.
According to South Carolina Lawyou MUST review Women's Right to Know material at least 24 Hours prior to your abortion, if you are thinking about having an abortion.

The Certification Statement will be time and date stamped once you have reviewed. Please PRINT & BRING.
Go here to find the reading materials "Women's Right to Know Act".
English version En Español

Office Hours

Mon - Thu
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Saturday
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Sunday
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Same Day Appointments Available
$25 DISCOUNT
Must be cardholder of a current Student ID, Military ID or Medicaid
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Greenville Women's Clinic
1142 Grove Road
Greenville, SC 29605

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Free Pregnancy Testing
Abortion by Pill up 10 weeks
Surgical abortion up to 14 weeks
GYN Services
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